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Anton Bayer
Born (1914-05-30)May 30, 1914
Died 7 July 1996(1996-07-07) (aged 82)
Place of birth Hamburg
Place of death Hohenwarth
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 19
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Anton Bayer (30 May 1914 – 7 July 1996) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Anton Bayer was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until April 1948.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 107.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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